Yale University’s “The Politic” Magazine features story on TAVF

Fishing for Solutions: Take a Vet Fishing Offers New Options for Veterans

“Just getting back out on the water and doing some fishing with great friends made it one of the best days of my life. Camaraderie is awesome, and these are all brothers and sisters of mine who would’ve had my back during war.”   – U.S. Navy Diver, Ret. & blind veteran Karl Yachulke of Bethel, CT

By EMILY JI   March 9, 2018
Emily Ji, writing for “The Politic” explores non-profit community partnership outreach for blind veterans with Take A Vet Fishing (TAVF); founded in CT in 2007 at the First Congregational Church of Branford. “TAVF is a perfect example of a partnership that helps vets; not in the traditional way of healthcare or assistance with home loans, but just providing that moral support and helping them integrate into the community,” according to Commissioner of the CT Department of Veteran Affairs, Thomas J. Saadi.
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TAVF hosts another FilmFest4Veterans presenting Howard Films’ epic “Running the Coast”! Nov. 29 & 30, 6-9pm at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT (Ticket link below)

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TICKETS available online via Eventbrite, Click Here! to get yours, PLUS DETAILS & MORE INFO – don’t wait, limited seating of about 150.

Hope you can join us Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 29 & 30 to thrill to Howard Films’ epic “Running the Coast” which follows the 1000 mile annual migration of the Striped Bass along the Eastern seaboard, and the fanatic anglers who pursue them! Shown in 3 parts over 2 nights…it will be a lot of fun for some very good causes… click the link above!

 

Branford Rotary Club 4th Annual Classic Car Show

Here’s a chance to have fun AND support veterans causes!
(Including Take A Vet Fishing!)

Branford Rotary Club
4th Annual Classic Car Show
August 20 Sunday, 11am – 3pm
@ Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, 51 Valley Rd North Branford

(Download the Event Flyer)

Please share this event & date with your classic car-loving friends in the area! We’ll be there all day, and welcome you to see the show and visit us at the booth. It’s a great outing for the family…and for driving-age teens to learn what “Old School” really means!

***FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION***

The Branford Rotary Club has been supporting Take A Vet Fishing for many years now by fundraising with this event and also sponsoring one of our fishing events at Killam’s Point with their cooking and volunteers.

Thank you Branford Rotary!


Directions: Van Wilgen’s Garden Center is located at 51 Valley Rd North Branford, off Rte139. Take School Ground Rd from shoreline area due to bridge construction.